Live Sessions

HearYa Live Sessions are recorded at SHIRK Studios in downtown Chicago, IL. Click for a tour of the studio.


Upcoming Sessions


The Deep Dark Woods

Past Sessions

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers #121

The Love Language #120

J. Roddey Walston & The Business #119

Turnpike Troubadours #118

Roadkill Ghost Choir Session #117

Futurebirds Session #116

Pickwick Session #115

Water Liars, Session #114

Field Report, Session #113

Kopecky Family Band, Session #112

Bahamas, Session #111

Patterson Hood, Session #110

Yellow Ostrich, Session #109

Hey Rosetta!, Session #108

River Whyless, Session #107

Delta Spirit, Session #106

Plants and Animals, Session #105

Lindsay Fuller, Session #104

The Lumineers, Session #103

Bhi Bhiman, Session #102

Heartless Bastards, Session #101

Alabama Shakes, Session #100

WATERS, Session #99

Little Hurricane, Session #98

Bailiff, Session #97

Mates of State, Session #96

Mount Moriah, Session #95

Other Lives, Session #94

White Denim, Session #93

Joe Pug, Session #92

The Wilderness of Manitoba, Session #91

Trampled By Turtles, Session #90

The Moondoggies, Session #89

The Low Anthem, Session #88

The Love Language, Session #87

Strand Of Oaks, Session #86

First Aid Kit, Session #85

The Infamous Stringdusters, Session #84

J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Session #83

The Deep Dark Woods (Covers Session), Session #82

The Black Angels, Session #81

The Mynabirds, Session #80

Dax Riggs, Session #79

Samantha Crain, Session #78

Peter Wolf Crier, Session #77

Nick Jaina, Session #76

Futurebirds, Session #75

Horse Feathers, Session #74

Jill Andrews, Session #73

Megafaun, Session #72

Dinosaur Feathers, Session #71

Surfer Blood, Session #70

The Right Now, Session #69

John Butler Trio, Session #68

Foreign Born, Session #67

Dawn Landes, Session #66

Skybox, Session #65

AA Bondy, Session #64

The Mother Hips, Session #63

Lissie, Session #62

Elliott Brood, Session #61

Port O’Brien, Session #60

The Roadside Graves, Session #59

Strand Of Oaks, Session #58

The Low Anthem, Session #57

The Henry Clay People, Session #56

The Deep Dark Woods, Session #55

These United States, Session #54

Rock Plaza Central, Session #53

The Devil Makes Three, Session #52

The Dexateens, Session #51

Ha Ha Tonka, Session #50

Horse Feathers, Session #49

Other Lives, Session #48

Eulogies, Session #47

Blind Pilot, Session #46

Love Language, Session #45

Rural Alberta Advantage, Session #44

Hacienda, Session #43

Alberta Cross, Session #42

Heartless Bastards, Session #41

Those Darlins, Session #40

Musikanto, Session #39

Mason Proper, Session #38

Ben Sollee, Session #37

AA Bondy, Session #36

The Everybodyfields, Session #35

Gringo Star, Session #34

Tom Schraeder and His Ego, Session #33

Dead Confederate, Session #32

Sam Champion, Session #31

Backyard Tire Fire, Session #30

Your 33 Black Angels, Session #29

Jukebox The Ghost, Session #28

Danny Malone, Session #27

Leatherbag, Session #26

Samantha Crain, Session #25

The Explorers Club, Session #24

The Morning Benders, Session #23

Langhorne Slim, Session #22

Joe Pug, Session #21

Matthew Ryan, Session #20

The Acorn, Session #19

Modern Skirts, Session #18

Justin Townes Earl, Session #17

Howlin Rain, Session #16

Port O’Brien, Session #15

Fourth of July, Session #14

The Poison Control Center, Session #13

Radio Moscow, Session #12

The Spider Bags, Session #11

Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, Session #10

Gore Gore Girls, Session #9

Ha Ha Tonka, Session #8

Ferraby Lionheart, Session #7

Cracklin Moth, Session #6

The Morning Pages, Session #5

Illinois, Session #4

Buffalo Killers, Session #3

The Record Low, Session #2

The Antiques, Session #1

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

B.skater July 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I think your blog is great! If you get a chance, you should check out this band called the Heavy Empty.

They’re an ambient rock group, which has one of the most instrumentally dynamic sounds I’ve heard in a long time. They were mentioned on
Sound Dessert and a few other music blogs.

Anyway, if you get a chance check them out!

Steve August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

How about a new session with A.A. Bondy for his third album Believers?

the girl December 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

your sessions kick daytrotter’s ass. just sayin:)

cosmicoldcrowe January 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm

To the great people of

You guys should try to get Farewell Milwaukee (group from Minnesota) to do a session. Their 2011 release, “When It Sinks In” is a wonderful album! Thank you for all the great info and music. I greatly appreciate it.

Mann of Sandd January 30, 2012 at 12:22 am

Love this site. You’ve led me to so much new music in just the past couple of months. I would love to see a session with Morning Teleportation come up. They remind me of Modest Mouse mixed with White Denim. Keep up the good work!

Ashton Lane April 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hearya rocks! will be swinging back soon x

Ryan September 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

I see you have a session on here from Jill Andrews… She turned me onto a band called The Dirty Guv’nahs out of Knoxville, TN. Would LOVE to hear them do a HearYa session soon. Amazing band. (

Barb November 22, 2012 at 3:17 am

You guys should check out Tommy and the High Pilots, if you haven’t heard of them. They are amazing, and I’d love to see them do a session here. :)

Randall Metting December 7, 2012 at 2:26 am

You must check out Ryan Bingham! Please. Love what y’all do. Keep up the excellent work!

Joe C December 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I’m new to your site. I just want to say: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for introducing me to some great artists that I otherwise may have never heard of. Fantastic job by everyone involved in HearYa. :-)

Alex February 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

To the workers behind Hear Ya,
Thank you providing intimate, live sessions of music at the click of a button! It is very much enjoyed here in Oklahoma! Great band that has been around OK for some time now, the Admirals; give them a consideration for a set, I think you may be pleasantly surprised. Keep up the good work!

sinister kid June 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

You guys should check out THE RACER from Monroe, NY!! sick, sick band Love your blog!!!

ekorn August 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

Just made my day seeing The Deep Dark Woods listed for an upcoming session! I was hoping there would be a third. Lots of video, please! And Thanks!

Hiltifinger November 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

CanĀ“t believe there are only 13 comments so far. Your Site ist truly one of the best!!! Thanks to You I knew such great artists as Joe Pug, The Lumineers and Strand of Oaks even before anyone in Germany ever heard of them. Big THANKX!!!

ekorn March 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm

So, are you waiting for me to offer to pay ransom for the third Deep Dark Woods session that you are holding hostage?

Shirk March 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

ekorn- I’m on it. Sorry to keep you waiting so long. The studio has been so busy, it’s been hard for me to keep up with the HearYa session mixing/editing. It’s in the works though and I’ll have it to you soon enough. Thanks for being patient.

ekorn March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

Shirk, I know it will be worth waiting for. Their previous HearYa sessions are my favourite musical find on the internet.

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